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Schubart: Memorial Day 2017

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 2:29pm -- tim

by Bill Schubart My father died in Leyte Gulf in the Philippines on December 3, 1944, when the ship on which he was serving as a Naval lieutenant was hit by a Japanese torpedo and sank in under a minute. 168 were rescued when they swam to a nearby island and 191 were lost. I never knew my father. I was born four months later in New York City to a war widow in mourning, who shortly after my birth, moved with me to Morrisville, Vermont.

Middlebury College graduates 552

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 1:28pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The 552 graduates of the Middlebury College Class of 2017 basked in a splendid spring morning on Sunday, May 28, to celebrate the formal conclusion of their undergraduate careers. Thousands of friends and family gathered in the main quadrangle for Commencement, as the temperature hovered around the 70-degree mark, to hear from two guest speakers, watch as five honorary degrees were conferred, and cheer as the graduates crossed the platform one-by-one to receive their diplomas.

Smith: Why we remember

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 1:22pm -- tim

by Mike Smith Jack Squires was a coal miner’s son, a mother’s favorite and a husband to a then 24-year-old wife and father to a 4-year old daughter. He was a Navy SEAL who had survived harrowing missions in the Vietnam War. Jack earned a Bronze Star for his bravery and a Presidential Citation for his heroics. He was my friend and a teammate.

Stone Hill Inn is Yankee Magazine’s ‘Best’ for romantic getaway

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 2:08am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Yankee Magazine’s “Best of New England” travel guide has named Stone Hill Inn the 2017 Editors’ Choice for Romantic Getaway, noting, “Luxury is the hallmark of this couples-only retreat nestled on nearly 10 acres in the heart of Stowe.” Kristie Roling, who took ownership of the B&B with her husband, Todd, last December, said, “We fell in love with the romanticism of the gardens, the rooms and the seclusion, and love to share it with other couples, who often come to celebrate a special milestone in their lives.”

Scott appoints Ellis and Kamman to DEC, Murphy named state librarian

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:46pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today announced two appointments to the leadership team at the Agency of Natural Resource’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), and appointed a state librarian within the Agency of Administration. Rebecca Ellis, senior counsel for Government Affairs with DEC has been appointed to the position of deputy commissioner and Neil Kamman, manager of DEC’s Monitoring, Assessment and Planning Program, has been promoted to the role of senior policy advisor in the Commissioner’s Office.

Saint Michael's President John Neuhauser to leave in June of 2018

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:42pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Saint Michael's College President John J Neuhauser announced plans to leave the College in June of 2018 in a memo to the College community on May 26, 2017. Named 16th president of the residential liberal arts Catholic College on July 1, 2007, President Neuhauser successfully led the College through the US financial crisis to dramatically improve the College’s academic standing, the student experience, and facilities.

Leonine: Overtime

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:34am -- tim

Leonine Public Affairs Little will be remembered about the 2017 legislative session beyond what happened during the last four weeks. The end of session debate over teachers’ health insurance contracts and Governor Phil Scott’s subsequent threat to veto the budget largely defines the first year of the biennium.

Sanders introduces $15 minimum wage

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 3:13pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt), Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY), joined by 28 of their colleagues in the Senate, introduced legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Reps Bobby Scott (D-Va) and Keith Ellison (D-Minn) introduced a companion bill Thursday with 152 cosponsors in the House.